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WILLIAM H. SHISLER

[Welland Tribune, 6 August 1897]

Wm. H. Shisler, M.D., son of Jacob Shisler, is visiting in Welland county. He was once a student under geo. A. Clark at Fort Erie; passing the entrance he attended the Welland high school under the late J. Murison Dun; from Welland he went to Boston, Mass., and secured a position as night operator on the Boston & Albany railroad. Working short hours Mr. Shisler was able to prosecute his studies; graduating with the degree of doctor of medicine this year. The doctor is accompanied on his home trip by his wife and little daughter, Jessie Jenneatta, Robert Telfer, his brother-in-law, (on his way to Bruce Co,) and Miss Merriel Chesley, the daughter of the late lamented superintendent of the Boston & Albany railroad.

ELIZABETH DUNIGAN

[Welland Tribune, 2 May 1884]

MRS. JOHN DUNIGAN- We are called this week to record the death of Mrs. John Dunigan, which occurred on Monday night last. Mrs. Dunigan was a native of Oneida, County, N.Y., was married to Mr. Dunigan at Utica, and after residing some time in Western New York came with her husband and family to Canada in 1858; having been for the past thirty years a resident of Welland and vicinity. Her children, Warner and Albert Dunigan and Mrs. James Bridges, were all abroad at the time of her death, which occurred quite suddenly and unexpectedly. A few evenings previous she attended a public gathering in town, death resulting from the effects of a severe cold on the lungs. Mrs. Dunigan was a woman without reproach, with charity toward all and malice to none, possessing more than the esteem-the love-of all who knew her. The funeral was held on Wednesday, services by Rev. J. McEwen, Presbyterian, and interment at Fonthill Cemetery. The general attendance testified the public regret at the passing away of this good and respected woman, and those near and dear who survive have the sympathy of all friends.

GEORGE McKONACHIE

Thorold News

[Welland Tribune, 20 August 1897]

Another old landmark has passed away in the person of Geo. McKonachie, who conducted a blacksmith shop on the town line between Thorold and Merritton for so many years. The deceased was one of the best known and most skilful horse doctors in the country. The funeral took place on Tuesday to Lakeview cemetery, Rev. Mr. Cook conducting the services. The pallbearers, who by the way, were all blacksmiths were- John Grenville, Geo. Turner, Jas. McGill, Rich. Shriner, Jerry Upper, Wm. Notman.

MARY CATHERINE SPENCER

[Welland Tribune, 6 August 1897]

The body of the wife of the Rev. A.R. Spencer of Rushford, N.Y., was brought to Fonthill on Monday for interment. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended. Mrs. Spencer, nee Linderberry, was formerly from this vicinity, and was greatly respected by a large circle of friends. Died: 31 July 1897

BENJAMIN MARR

[Welland Tribune, 3 September 1897]

Last week we noted the illness of the child of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. A. Marr of Pittsburg, Pa., who were visiting Mr. Marr’s old home here. We regret to have to state that the child has since died. Mr. and Mrs. Marr were advised to return home thinking that might induce recovery of the little one from his illness, but the child got worse in Buffalo and on Thursday last week passed to be with Him who has said, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for as such is the kingdom of heaven.” The funeral took place at Pittsburg on Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Marr have the deep sympathy of all friends in their peculiarly distressing bereavement.

THE COUNTY HOME – TWO DEATHS

[Welland Tribune, 3 September 1897]

Forty-two inmates in the county industrial home yesterday.

Two deaths have occurred at the home in the past week. On Friday last Herbert Flomerfelt, aged one year, died of cholera infantum. Deceased was the child of girl named Flomerfelt, formerly of the town of Welland, who got into trouble and landed in the home some time ago. Died: 27 August 1897

The other death, which occurred on Monday, was that of John Bartlett, aged 57 years. Deceased was committed from the town of Thorold in April last, and has been sick of consumption ever since.

Both bodies were interred in the Home burying ground. Died: 30 August 1897

THOMAS STEPHENS

[Welland Tribune, 3 September 1897]

Thos. Stephens, brother of James Stephens of town, died at Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug.19th, after a long illness of paralysis. He leaves a widow and family.

JOHN SCHOOLEY

Humberstone News

[Welland Tribune, 27 August 1897]

John Schooley, one of the township’s oldest and best known residents, died on Thursday of last week and the body was buried at the Dunkard cemetery at Ridgeway on Sunday, Rev. Gilbert Bearss officiating. Deceased leaves a widow (Gleason) and three sons and one daughter- Benjamin, John and George Schooley, and Mrs. Sherk, all residing in the county. Death was a result of old age, deceased having been feeble for many years, and at his death was in his 87th year. Deceased was a Liberal in politics and a member of the old Mennonite church.

JESSE RAMEY

Humberstone News

[Welland Tribune, 6 August 1897]

It is our painful duty this week to record the demise of Jesse Ramey, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the township. Mr. Ramey, who had been failing rapidly for some time, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 75 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Friday) from his late residence at 2 p.m., interment at Overholt’s cemetery. One son and two daughters survive: Horace S. Ramey, Mrs. Wm. McGinnis and Mrs. Carley, all of Humberstone. Deceased was the son of David and Jane (Liedy) Ramey. His parental grandfather, Casper Ramey, was one of the pioneers of the county, having come here from Pennsylvania at a very early date in its settlement.

EMMA ELECTA MELICK

Attercliffe News

[Welland Tribune, 30 July 1897]

Miss Emma Melick died on Saturday after being sick with diphtheria for over two weeks. She was twenty-three years old, and was a member of the Methodist church and choir. She was buried on Monday at Canboro.